Why Apply to the HCP?
Designation helps preserve your cacao for generations. You can also benefit from:
How to Apply:
The application link is at the end of this page, please review the following information in full prior to submitting your application.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS
The HCP has a quarterly deadline for submissions. Bean submissions must be at the HCP Lab at Guittard on or before the 2nd Friday in January, April, July and October for review by the tasting panel that quarter.
Quarterly Deadlines for 2022
COST OF SUBMISSION
There is no cost to apply for HCP Heirloom Designation.
If your beans are designated Heirloom
Please review the “How the HCP Works” page to familiarize yourself with the designation process.
Sample application questions can be found here.
Bean Submission Requirements for the Tasting Panel and Genetic Evaluation
The HCP has created a very rigorous set of protocols for submitting and evaluating your beans and processing those beans into liquor and chocolate for our Tasting Panel. Here is an overview of the basic guidelines and procedures:
As a potential collaborator (i.e. applicant), please read the following program requirements very carefully. You must agree to them before you start the application process at the bottom of this page.
Click here for a PDF of the protocols in English
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